Strategic Analyst - Sustainability (1-year term)

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Environment and Climate Change
Job ID: 24769
Salary: $114,816 - $137,163
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Feb 26, 2024

Limited Competition

This Job Opening is limited to employees with the GNWT/WSCC in indeterminate and term positions.

Employees must apply through HRIS / Employee Self-Service. For instructions please see:

Department Information

The mandate of the Department of Environment and Climate Change is to manage land, water, air, wildlife, and forests. This includes promoting, planning, and supporting the wise and sustainable use of natural resources, and protecting, restoring, and stewarding the environment for the social and economic benefit of all Northwest Territories residents.

Job Information


Located in Yellowknife and reporting to the Manager, Sustainability (Manager), the Strategic Analyst, Sustainability position plays a critical role in the operation of the Sustainability Unit by functioning as an effective advocate in advancing GNWT lands related interests; providing expert advice and counsel on land use and management; supporting the development, implementation and reporting on the GNWT's Land Use and Sustainability Framework and Northern Lands - Northern Leadership; and helping to coordinate land use and management research and policy development on behalf of the GNWT and the Northwest Territories (NWT) more generally.

The Strategic Analyst, Sustainability is responsible for the development, review, and implementation of lands policies and initiatives as well as program/operational policies, standards, procedures. The incumbent assists with the formulation of criteria and setting objectives with respect to desired policy outcomes, consistent with DECC strategic initiatives including Northern Lands, Northern Leadership, and the Land Use Sustainably Framework.

The Strategic Analyst prepares support materials for the Minister such as briefing notes during sessions of the Legislative Assembly, briefing materials specific to policy or legislative proposals, and support to the Intergovernmental Council on land and resources pursuant to the Devolution Final Agreement.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
Completion of a master’s degree in environmental/Resource Management, Land Use Planning, Geography, Public Policy, Public Administration, or a related field, plus three (3) years of experience in policy and program development and analysis.

Project management experience is considered an asset.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1-year term.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 24769         

Closing Date: February 26, 2024 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $58.88 per hour (approximately $114,816 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.